Author Topic: Mercedes 6.9: Difference between suspension front struts LH/RH?  (Read 126 times)

jllgd

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Can anyone tell what's the difference between the two 6.9 front suspension struts?
I see they are listed with two different part numbers, 1263202113 and 1263202213.
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Re: Mercedes 6.9: Difference between suspension front struts LH/RH?
« Reply #1 on: 03 August 2019, 02:11 PM »
They have a LHS and RHS variation due to the main hose fitting orientation.
« Last Edit: 03 August 2019, 02:18 PM by daantjie »
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jllgd

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Re: Mercedes 6.9: Difference between suspension front struts LH/RH?
« Reply #2 on: 03 August 2019, 02:57 PM »
Thanks, so that means they are definitely not interchangeable?

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Re: Mercedes 6.9: Difference between suspension front struts LH/RH?
« Reply #3 on: 03 August 2019, 04:02 PM »
The main difference is th relative orientation of the top mount and the pressure hose connection.  You can loosen the top mount and rotate it.

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Re: Mercedes 6.9: Difference between suspension front struts LH/RH?
« Reply #4 on: 05 August 2019, 09:53 AM »
Perhaps a silly question: If you loosen the top mount and then rotate it, wouldn't the top mount then become loose, when it's in the new orientation?
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